Claudine Burnett has written several books and articles on Southern California history for which she has received numerous awards. Her credentials include a B.A. in history from the University of California, Irvine; a Master's in information science from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a Master's in public administration from California State University, Long Beach.
Several of Ms. Burnett's books have been used in the production of PBS and CSPAN documentaries. She has also appeared on television, has spoken on radio, pod casts, and is a featured writer for several newspapers. Named one of the city's most influential people in the cultural arts by the Long Beach Business Journal, she has also been described by the Long Beach Press-Telegram as "one of this town's finest historians."